Sunday, September 7, 2014

Review of Shelter Me by Kathy Coopmans

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Debut novel Shelter Me by Author Kathy Coopmans

At the young age of nineteen, Shayne Andrews thought she had it all. She had the love of her life, her high school sweetheart, and a bright future ahead of her. That is, until one day he just disappeared, leaving a note as his only goodbye. With her heart shattered and broken, Shayne did the only thing she could. She left her small town on the shores of Lake Michigan to start her life over, needing to distance herself from the memories she and Luke had made. At that time, she vowed to herself that she would never return to her hometown again. Seven years later, Shayne realizes that fate is not on her side as she returns home for her aunt’s funeral, bringing back the one secret she swore to protect.

Luke Schavone has regretted every day that he had to leave Shayne behind. Though he didn’t have a choice, his heart still bore the scars from the impact. After five years, Luke returned only to find that Shayne was gone. His best friend was the only lifeline he had to finding her, but Adam wasn’t talking. When the one thing Luke has wanted everyday for the past seven years runs right into him one night, he becomes determined to make sure he doesn’t lose her again.

At first, Shayne is hesitant. She wouldn’t be able to survive losing him again, but the pull toward him is so fierce, she can’t deny herself the chance. With the decision to start over, Luke and Shayne must admit truths and come to terms with the events that forced them apart in the first place. When secrets are revealed and old threats come to pass, will Luke be able to shelter Shayne from the destruction, or will she become lost to him forever?

REVIEW  4.5 Stars

Shelter Me is a second-chance romance.  I'm a sucker for any romance really, but this one was good.  It did not take long at all to get caught up in the story of Luke and Shayne.

Shayne and Luke had a wonderful relationship until one day, Luke just disappears without a trace. No note, no phone call, no nothing.  Shayne tries to move on but she cannot escape his memory.  Her heart is broken and to help, she decides to move to Texas.  After being gone for 7 years, she comes back, hoping for it to be a short visit.  While out to dinner though, who does she run into? Luke.  Even after all these years, the feelings are still there but there are so many questions.

As soon as Shayne and Luke meet again, you can feel the pain and anguish between them. There is also so much passion and desire between these two.  Although I was always left wondering, why the secrets?  Why not just tell each other everything?

This is a story about second chances and the fight for happiness.  There are ups and downs, many tests, but the fight is worth it.


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Author Bio:
Kathy is a Michigan native where she lives with her husband Tony. They have two son's Aaron and Shane.
She is a sports nut. Her favorite sports include NASCAR, Baseball and Football.
By day she is a hairstylist and loves her job.
She has always been an avid reader and at the young age of 50 decided she wanted to write. She claims she can do several things at once and still stay on task. Her favorite quote is "I got this."

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